Thomas Jørgensen

Thomas Jørgensen

  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    That is not a terrible idea - using the same installation for mussel farming, that is. Efficient use of labor that way, and it will keep the water clear. But lets do math. Reactor fuel utilization is given in GWD/tonne....
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    ... The extraction process from sea water is that you drop an anchor with long ribbons of treated polyurethane into the ocean, wait a number of months (The actual experiments waited 50 days, but the absorption capacity of the ribbons...
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    The underlying assumption behind the projections of fiercely rising energy use are assuming one thing: That the parts of the world who are currently desperately poor will become at least middle income. Any future energy plan that requires you to...
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    Because it is wrong. There are 4 billion tonnes of uranium in the sea, and considerably more in the ocean floor (the uranium in the sea is in chemical equilibrium with the ocean floor. The more you extract, the more...
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    ... Possibly. However, that requires at least one of three things: 1 : Find a real competitive bidder so that the bids submitted have some relation to what the expected costs are rather than "Say, how much do we think...
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    EDF is charging the UK several limbs and a first-born for Hinkley, but that does not mean they think that is what it is going to cost them to build. Taishan 1 and 2 is the exact same complex, and...
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    The Finns are using KBS-3. The hole filling up with water is the plan. The entire point of kbs three is that glass, copper, and clay are all inert with regards to water over geological time. The waste is virtrified,...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    The size of the motor, (within the bounds of sanity) does not matter at all for range of an electric car, only your actual driving style does - All the engines the S actually come with mass the same and...
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    Extreme enrichment levels are a US navy thing, and actually a fairly high art as it involves poisoning your fuel with neutron poisons that are destroyed during operation at the right tempo. - The french subs (and the proposed flex-blue)...
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    .. Gasdive: The main instrument internationally restricting proliferation is the Non-proliferation Treaty. Which is explicitly an agreement that the Great Powers of the world will help the rest of the world use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes if they refrain...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Proliferation is a political problem, not a technological one. Nobody has ever "diverted nuclear material" or whatever it is we are supposed to worry about. Nobody is ever going to - it is just not a practical thing to do....
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Since it is on 51.54 north, and it is new years, approximately nothing....
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    I have a sneaking feeling the main reason fish-stocks are so much lower than historic records is because we are removing micro-nutrients, rather than any direct impact of our fish catches - Fish are extreme-k species, if the nutrients...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Isolated demand for rigor and perfection, again. The estimates for how many people western coal kills works out to one every three days, approximately, for a one gigawatt coal installation. Coal plants typically run for 40, 50 years. This means...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Easily. But making it a matter for the courts would be a terrible idea, because dragging court cases out forever and filing frivolous lawsuits is a favorite tactic of the anti-nuclear movement. There were a good few years where it...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    This is one thing I really love about flex blue - you cannot picket it! it is under water! You cannot even have photogenic shoots of sailing around the place, because.. well, it is just another patch of ocean. And...
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    The anti-nuclear movement is very adept at moving goal-posts. And at sabotaging any and all attempts at actually addressing any object level issues they may have. For example, fuel supply? Fast reactors do not have this problem, and also ultimately,...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    No. Facts really do not matter here. I am talking about cases like : Zwetendorf Completed, startup made illegal by referendum. The Limoniz reactors Completed, never put into service due to anti-nuclear party taking power. The Spanish government was sued...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    The thing that really stops investment in nuclear is not the technology, it is the fear of spending the money to build one and then having it get torn down without ever being turned on due to anti-nuclear fear mongering....
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Again, this is Not A Thing. Sure, you can probably find an electric car or two that does it, we are currently in the "Lets throw things at the wall and see what sticks" phase of electric design, not all...
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    Oh, for. Please, check your claims against reality. https://electrek.co/2018/09/18/vw-meb-platform-electric-for-all-affordable-evs/ VW and their common electric platform. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0196/5170/files/Red_Teslas_schematic_grande.jpg?v=1496610796 Tesla. http://www.autovolt-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/new-tech-in-nissan-leaf-01.jpg Leaf. http://insideevs.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/chevrolet-bolt-ev-cutaway.jpg Bolt. That is the major dedicated electric designs, as opposed to hybrids and people pulling out a gasoline motor and...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Paws: You are committing the isolated demand for rigor/perfect fallacy to a very high degree. Cars move fast under human control, that means no car is ever absolutely safe. Electric cars are not magically exempt from the laws of physics...
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    Diversification is a buzz-word, which makes people go "yhea" without engaging their brains. If you can run your grid entirely on one or two technologies, you gain a lot of benefits from doing so - primarily a less complicated supply...
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    The French military industrial complex has a hilarious take on that concept. "You can avoid all natural disasters by sinking your powerplant from the word go" - Flexblue is a similar off-shore plant, except it is intended to be anchored...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Hydrogen - and the industrial processes involving it, indeed make a lot of sense for renewable sources, but the economic logic says that this will get concentrated in the (acceptably politically stable) areas with the best weather for renewable. Solar...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Eh... All the serious research on Thorium is mostly happening in India, who are also working on fast breeders. Generally speaking, if you are concerned about the fuel supply of a nuclear energy cycle, they are the ones doing the...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    KBS-3 (The method the fins and swedes are using) is a perfectly reasonable means of nuclear waste disposal - we know metallic copper and clay are stable over geological time, because, well, we find natural deposits of it of primordial...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Here we go again. The problem with California is that its hydrology has not been terra-formed enough, not that it is too much so. The deep record says the place has historically been prone to hundred-year + droughts, without any...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Wind and solar are not very useful to the grid, unless we successfully build far better storage solutions than any currently in use - where better means "Cheaper, and much larger scale" batteries need not apply, I mean crazy stunts...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    ... I do not think it is inherently the design, but rather there is something really wrong with our current doctrine of how to run large construction projects. The entire byzantine structure of sub-contractors of subcontractors just does not work....
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